I have Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism and made the switch to NDT around 8-9 weeks ago after an unsuccessful year on Levothyroxine (finishing dose of 125mcg). I'm on 2 grains on Thyroid-S which I tolerate well and I've felt good, not always great, but certainly miles better than I ever felt on Levothyroxine.
CRP 0.30 (<5.0 mg/L
Ferritin 233.9 (30 - 400 ug/L)
TSH 2.44 (0.27 - 4.20 mIU/L)
T4 Total LOW 56.5 (64.5 - 142.0 nmol/L)
Free T4 LOW 11.26 (12 - 22 pmol/L)
Free T3 4.67 (3.1 - 6.8 pmol/L)
Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs HIGH 98.4 (<34 kIU/L)
Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs HIGH 548.2 (<115 kU/L)
Vitamin B12 440 (Deficient <140 pmol/L
Insufficient 140 - 250
Consider reducing dose >725)
Serum Folate 22.00 (8.83 - 60.8 nmol/L)
My historic Levothyroxine-based blood tests saw me considerably over-range for Free-T4 and just inside range but not optimal for Free-T3.
To me, these new results—showing lowish T4 and good T3—suggest to me that I need to increase my NDT dose... by half a grain... maybe one? Or maybe supplement my current dose with some Levo... although my every sinew repells at the prospect of taking that stuff again!!
It's also interesting (disappointing!) that my peroxidade antibodies are slightly increased from my very first test results, before medication began. Disappointing, because I've made so much effort, I have had food intolerance tests and made significant dietary changes.... I'm on a vegan gluten-free diet these days.
I would really appreciate any advice and insights please from any of you who are further advanced on the NDT path. Thanks!